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Memories of Glenn Miller's last days in the Anglia region

American bandleader Glenn Miller spent the last few months of his life in the Anglia region.

Famous American bandleader Glenn Miller spent the last few months of his life in the Anglia region.

It was back in 1944 during the Second World War that an aircraft, which was carrying the musician as a passenger, went missing en route to France - having taken off from RAF Twinwood Farm near Bedford.

Glenn Miller also played one of his last concerts at an airfield near Peterborough.

  • ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes has been visiting some of the places where the musician is still commemorated

Memories of the brick makers who re-built Britain after the war

A history project has been started to record the memories of brick makers who came from Italy to work in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After the Second World War thousands of Italian men came to Britain to take up jobs in the brickworks around Bedford. They came to work in brickworks like the one at Stewartby which closed in 2008

Many stayed and made new lives for themselves in the area.

The John Bunyan Museum in Bedford has launched a project to record the memories of those workers who came from Italy and other nations - and made the bricks used to re-build Britain after the war.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

WW2 aircraft takes to the skies again 77 years after crashing

A restored Hawker Hurricane takes to the skies 77 years after crash landing at Dunkirk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Second World War aircraft grounded for nearly 80 years after crashing has once again taken to the skies.

The Hawker Hurricane is one of ten saved by a restoration business at Elmsett near Ipswich.

14,000 of the planes were made for the RAF during the war but now only a handful exist.

The latest project restored a plane which crash landed in Dunkirk in 1940 but is now flying again after a painstaking rebuilding process.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer


Work to upgrade controversial museum gets underway

Preparation work has stared for a £8 million refurbishment and extension at Northampton Museum. Credit: Northampton Borough Council

A museum, which controversially sold off an ancient Egyptian statue, is now preparing for a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Northampton Borough Council is standing by its decision to sell the Sekhemka figurine to for £15m to an overseas buyer fund the expansion work.

It was a controversial move that cost the museum its Arts Council England accreditation and prompted the government to impose a temporary export ban.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Two thousand years of history brought to life at Suffolk fair

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet a Roman or see a Viking fight up close?

Visitors to Stowmarket got the chance to find out today as 2,000 years of history came alive.

All this weekend the Museum of East Anglian Life is giving people the opportunity to get up close with re-enactors at its living history fair.

Watch Serena Sandhu's report to find out more.

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